What we're learning from our work improving health in our communities
When we were asked to reflect on the year that ends, an overriding theme flowed through each individual’s anecdotes and reflections: that it is people not institutions or companies that drive change and improve lives.
This month we witnessed the launch of the Guy's and St Thomas' Bright Ideas Fund, a partnership between Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the Charity to support innovative ideas that help improve healthcare and also have commercial potential.
So why is there such a sense of joy at the Charity this week? Well, we have finally secured the site and partnerships to enable Ronald McDonald House Charities to build a stunning new facility for 59 families to stay in close to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
The more I think about innovation, and the more I talk to people about it, the more I think that the way the NHS approaches innovation is wrong.
At Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care our work starts from a very basic premise: care outcomes and experiences of our citizens are not good enough. Striking, given that we have some of the country’s best organisations, clinicians, professionals and academics.
Cinema provides moments of magic. It’s where we go on dates, on rainy days, and Friday nights, with our grandparents, girlfriends, and kids. The communal gathering in front of Hollywood’s finest is an entrenched part of our social fabric, and it is something that is lost to those in treatment.